A native of Michigan, Vanessa Nordlund attended William & Mary for a BA before going to the Darden School at the University of Virginia for an MBA. Nordlund’s career was spent primarily in Product Management and Marketing, most often with consumer packaged goods. During that time she worked on a wide range of products, including credit cards, pet foods, pickles, spices, health care products, and services. She was also involved in new product development, either as line extensions or as new ventures. While moving to accommodate her husband’s training, Nordlund worked as a consultant for small businesses, developing the initial business plans, marketing plans, and materials for launch.
She took on the market research and business planning for her own project six years ago to establish an ophthalmology practice here in Williamsburg. Currently, she works as the Practice Manager at Retina & Glaucoma Associates, and she is a director on the Bruton Parish Church Endowment Fund.